Jonathan Higbee

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Recent Television Appearances

Featured on Telematin, a national morning television show in France. (Begins at :55)


Featured by LEICA

Jonathan Higbee's Coincidences

"His long-term street photography project Coincidences sees Higbee exploring his chosen home of New York City, capturing uncanny moments that offer a surreal and sometimes bizarre view of life in this most chaotic metropolis. Lying in wait for days or weeks on end, his patience and persistence is paid off more often than not, with the resulting photos providing an almost too-good-to-be-true sense of humorous serendipity. We spoke with the affable  Leica Q photographer at length about his route into photography, how he goes about shooting on the street and how capturing “once-in-a-lifetime” moments is all about how you view the world around you." 

 

VICE

These surreal optical illusions will change the way you see everyday life

"Higbee's Coincidences is a collection of photos taken on the streets of New York City at serendipitous moments: a man in an advertisement seems to lead a pedestrian by a rope; a commuter merges with The Weeknd when he passes behind a poster of the singer; a woman on the subway has a Mickey Mouse balloon for a head. Higbee prowls the city looking for naturally-occurring optical illusions like these, and his patience pays off (to the tune of 32K enthusiastic Instagramfollowers). Through quirky vantage points, creativity, and a well exercised instinct, Higbee captures delightful shots of everyday city life."

Twitter Moment, February 27, 2018

Street photographer Jonathan Higbee captures the Coincidences of NYC

"Higbee calls his photo series Coincidences his 'love letter to New York, and to the infinite number of magical, ephemeral and serendipitous moments that make it a city unlike any other.'"

Daily Mail

Made You Look

"Made you look! Photographer captures surreal optical illusions and uncanny coincidences he sees on the streets of New York, describing his fascinating pictures as a 'love letter' to the city."

BuzzFeed

10 photo stories that will challenge your view of the world

"Street photography requires an immense amount of patience and an openness to see the moments happening around you. Once a medium focused on the documentation of daily life and of shared humanity, modern street photography has taken on a more interpretative and artistic bend. Photographer Jonathan Higbee's images from the streets of New York City are cleverly captured, often whimsical and always well-timed scenes accentuating the fact that the surreal surrounds us daily if we're simply patient and take the time to truly see it."

Spiegel Online 

Street Photographer in New York, As Luck Would Have It

"In the right place at the right time: The photographer Jonathan Higbee lurks in New York coincidences and pushes the trigger of his camera at the right moment."

Fisheye Magazine

The art of capturing the unusual

"When Jonathan Higbee discovered New York, he marvelled at the ambiant chaos of the city. His Coincidences, comical and magical pictures, are the result of hundreds of excursions in the streets of the Big Apple."

Plain Magazine

A Weird World Of Coincidences on the Streets of NYC

"A love letter to New York, Higbee’s photographs celebrate the serendipitous nature of many of the interactions experienced in the constantly shifting city, his stills capturing the strange, amusing and just plain weird quirks that can be witnessed if you’re always looking." -- Toby Orton, Plain Magazine

My Modern Met 

Street Photographer Hunts Down Life’s Uncanny Coincidences

"Higbee's work shows dedication, a quick wit, and even quicker trigger finger, as spying these moments and catching them before they pass by is a skill honed from years of careful practice. It's work that encourages viewers to open their eyes to new perspectives, and delight in the small details of life." -- Jessica Stewart, My Modern Met


PetaPixel

Street Photos of Coincidences on NYC Sidewalks

"Street photographer Jonathan Higbee is a master of spotting fleeting moments on the sidewalks of New York City in which things come together in strange and curious ways." --Michael Zang, PetaPixel


Colossal

Jonathan Higbee Discovers a World of Coincidence on the Streets of New York

"For over a decade, photographer Jonathan Higbee has walked the streets of New York with a camera in-hand, spotting extraordinary juxtapositions and unusual moments when the world aligns for a split second in front of his lens. At times he manages to completely erase the boundaries between manufactured imagery found in billboards or signage that pollute the city streets and captures anonymous passersby who seem to live in an alternate reality." -- Christopher Jobson, Colossal


LensCulture

"All Colors Agree In The Dark"

"In my opinion, the single biggest skill necessary to make strong street photography is the power of observation. If one learns how to truly be present in the moment (and take themselves out of it) step back and observe life, they can then tap into a special quality of the moment that so few have access to. This is the nature and appeal of voyeurism."


LFI Magazine: Jonathan Higbee - Patient Observer

June 21, 2017 "Curious moments arise every day on the streets of New York. The scenes captured by Jonathan Higbee with his Leica Q, however, are so way-out, funny and noteworthy, that we couldn’t avoid asking the LFI Gallery photographer a few questions. A chat about street photography, the talent of precise observation and the street as a stage." -- LFI 


World Street Photography 4 announced

June 27, 2017 The 2016 - 2017 edition of World Street Photography book has been announced and is available to purchase here. Two photographs of mine have been selected for the book. 


This is What NYC Street Photographers Sometimes Experience

Editorial penned for The Phoblographer -- June 22, 2017


StreetPhotography.com Founding Member

June 2017 I'm thrilled to be a launch artist at www.streetphotography.com I'm in great company of talented friends and colleagues like Michael Ernest Sweet, Sally Davis, Stuart Paton, Spyros Papasypropoulos, Johnny Mobasher, Juan Cristobal Cobo and more. 

The new organization aims to be a comprehensive home base for the art of street photography on the Web. 


Huffington Post, May 2017

"I love this work. It’s bright, bold, and certainly beautiful - especially for New York City - the famous “black and white city” as Woody Allen would say. I say, “New York City a.k.a. fifty shades of brown”. But Jonathan Higbee busts that claim with this collection. Whether this work finds its home on a bank wall, above the bed in a boutique hotel room, or in Madonna’s penthouse - it’s photography, it’s art, and it should be on its way to iconic status because it is New York City in one of the freshest, most compelling, most colorful takes of recent times." - Michael Ernest Sweet, Huffington Post


The Phoblographer: Hasselblad X1D Review for Street Photography April 2017

My review of the Hasselblad X1D for street photography, published by the Phoblographer. 




Fotopolis, February 2017

"One of the most interesting photographers of the young generation in New York"


"When Reality Turns Into An UnexpectedWorld."  

Tackle Interview

March 2017


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